Range bands for LMG teams

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dsenebrecht
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Range bands for LMG teams

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Do stand alone 2-person LMG teams fire as follows:

0-18 inches = Close Range

18 inches or more = Effective

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JimLeCat
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Re: Range bands for LMG teams

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No, LMG teams fire as infantry, not MMGs.

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Jim

dsenebrecht
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Re: Range bands for LMG teams

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Hi Jim... nice to "see" you again.

Thanks for clarification.

I think that makes sense for magazine-fed LMG like Brens, BARs, Italian-side-fed, etc but...

I think I will go with a house rule of 0-18 and 18+ for MG34s with 50-round canister or 50-round belts but reduce rolls of 6 to 5.

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JimLeCat
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Re: Range bands for LMG teams

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Hi yourself! :)

Still enjoying IABSM?

I wouldn't worry too much about independent LMG teams, in my experience they are a very rare beast, but giving them different range bands to section LMGs then opens the door to questions about *why* the same weapon with a smaller support team (the section carries extra ammunition) has a longer effective range...

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Jim

dsenebrecht
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Re: Range bands for LMG teams

Post by dsenebrecht »

Ah good point, Jim. Didn't think of that inconsistency

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